This is Corsica's northernmost lighthouse and one of its oldest. Because of its remote location, it took 10 years to build, based on plans drawn up by Léonce Reynaud, an architect who worked as an engineer at France's Service des Phares et Balises and then was its director for 32 years (1846-78).
Tower Height: 85
Height of Focal Plane: 278
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 5 seconds; range 28 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White circular tower with a black lantern, on a white square dwelling.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1848
Date Present Tower Built: 1838-1848
Optics: First-order Fresnel lens.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
Accessible by boat only. There is a good view of the island and the lighthouse from the Barcaggio waterfront.
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